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Ant Saves a Life

8/2/2007 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ant the comedian is not always just about getting laughs ... and if you've seen his act, you know that's true! But the comedian recently received e-mails from a man who talked about his plans to take his own life. Ant to the rescue!
Ross the Intern and Ant
The e-mails revealed a man who has been dealing with weight, relationship, employment and sexual identity issues. The correspondence grabbed Ant's attention -- who responded by asking for a phone number -- no, not for a date! On Tuesday, while recording a "Talky Blog" with Ross the Intern, the pair called the distressed fan and gave him some emotional and genuine advice. "Reach out before you do anything crazy."

What they said struck a chord. The guy sent another e-mail to Ant after their conversation, promising to ask for help when he's feeling down and out, and saying that he now has hope. "I'm still at the bottom, but at least now I can see the light at the top."

All because a few celebs took the time to make a simple phone call. Not all stars are making news for clubbing, getting DUIs and forgetting their panties.


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I love Ross! Bawa is a B*T*H for the way she treated him on The View.

If you have never followed Ross check Youtube for him with Steve Irwin and also him with Jesse James. He is a riot!

2607 days ago


It's nice to read something positive for a change!!! Thanx TMZ!!

2607 days ago


"Ant Colony" LOL I love that, I'll have to check it out. I've always loved ya Ant, you so rock! Keep up the good work! xoxo

2607 days ago


To Jebediah:

You go boy! It's people like blablabla who loves to make others miserable! Ant and Ross rocks!

2607 days ago


I read Ross's blog everyday and just start to hear about Ant. Unbelievable blog yesterday. Some of it made me laugh and some of it torn at my heart. Ant you truly have a great heart. To reach out to someone you don't even know was beautiful. You have a new fan for life! (Yes, Ross I still love you!)

2607 days ago


very nice...i watch Ross and Ants blogs daily. There are 2 great guys. Its amazing what a show of caring and concern can do for someone. This world need to do alot more of this and alot less fighting.

2607 days ago


ANT and Ross are great! Many of us got turned on to the ANT Colony from Ross, and that number rose yesterday for sure! ANT's blog is the best place on the net for support and positive people. because, as with Ross' blog, it's not only about the celeb, as wonderful as they are, but about the people they attract, and frankly you can't find a nicer group of people than on these two blogs (what other celebs read EVERY comment, responds to the people PERSONALLY, and at least in ANT's case, goes over previous blogs' comments looking for new comments he might've missed (added after new blogs have posted)). these two deserve all the success they get (and more).


2607 days ago

Cathy aka J.A.Sparrow    

Ant is the very best friend anyone could ever hope for. Ross said that in their blog and he is sooooo right. Ant is not only funny, and he is funny, but he is real and he cares about those of us he considers his own, in The Ant Colony. It is a great very possitive place to be. By the end of the night, and really still today, the members of the Colony are 'swarming' around our Colony -friend , Joe, making sure he knows there are lots of people who care and want to listen and help ease his journey just a bit. There is strength to be found when we 'swarm' as one. We love and thank our moderator/mentor Ant for saving a life, but also for enriching, supporting and loving the rest of us too. Hopefully he knows too that he can call on any of us at any time to do anything. He is a good man, a very good man. He has inspired so many in so many different ways.
Be well and happy all,
aka J.A. Sparrow

2607 days ago


ant and ross this story is really touching and inspirational nd i loved the blog

2607 days ago


Anyone that knows ANT knows what a beautiful, compassionate soul he has. He is NOT a Hollywood Brat, nor is Ross. These are two down to earth, lovely people that would give the shirts off their backs to a friend in need. The world is a much better place with these men in in it.

2607 days ago

Jeremiah Christopher    

Thanks TMZ for a positive story. Nice change of pace!

Way to go ANT and ROSS!

Jer Bear

2607 days ago


Hi Ross,

I am a recent blog buddie and saw how you and your friend Ant did helping Joe. You both did a grand job. So don't be nervous when we find ourselves needing some words of wisdom from you. You both did great. Love You Ross!!!!!!!!


2607 days ago


These just shows that not all clebs are stuck on themselves

2607 days ago


BTW I'm a member of the Ant Colony and Ant and Ross ROCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

2607 days ago


Blog Buddies and ANT Colony FOREVER!!

2607 days ago
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